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Friday, January 20, 2012

Postcard Challenge week 3


The story continues this week from Brazil. 
Maggie questions Thadeus about his vague reference to his research. It has her curious mind working overtime. 
 

 I used a postcard that my mom brought home from Brazil in 1968.
She traveled around South America for a week and a half visiting Brazil, Columbia and Peru.



The stamp is from the early 1900's. 
I have an old ledger book full of stamps from that era. 
Nothing valuable...just interesting.
Since the stamp had part of a postmark on it I tried to recreate the rest of the mark. I think it turned out pretty well.






I've also figured out how I'm going to put my book together that will hold each of the postcards and complete the story. Unfortunately, I need my sewing machine for that part and it is currently in the shop for a tune-up. I was mildly scolded by the gal at the sewing center when I confessed that my 25 yr old machine had never been serviced. I also ordered a free-motion quilting foot for my machine and the gal told me she'd show me how to use it when I picked up my machine! Horray! New skills....


24 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful postcard. I love authenticity and this one is quite authentic. And that postmark is great, too.

Wow, you are getting a free motion foot. I'm super duper jealous, now! GREAT new skills. YEA.

Alison xx said...

Wow well done for keeping your postcard for so long. A xx

Margaret said...

Lovely piece of history for the postacrd challenge.

You do know you're entering dangerous territory buying a free motion foot??!! can't wait to see what you come up with??

One service in 25yrs well? I'd say that reflects the good quality of your machine, it hasn't needed it until now! Mx

Dandelion and Daisy said...

What a great way to incorporate post cards you already have. I love the story that is unfolding.

Gina said...

How amazing to have the "real thing" to work with, and you have done a marvellous job with the postmark :D XXX

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

How fantastic that you have both a card and stamp from Brazil. You need a sewing machine for your posttcard holder........ Intriguing. I got a book for Christmas called Sew Wild which has free motion sewing in it, I plan to play at some point....

lorig said...

Love the authentic postcard.

Janet said...

Super postcard! Great to have the authentic thing.

Janet xx

Darcy said...

how fabulous that you could use an old postcard, and I love that you recreated the other half of the postmark.

Doone said...

it's the dog feeds that need to retract on your machine/be covered by a darning plate to be able to do free hand sewing - go see Jo (http://jozartdesigns.blogspot.com) leave a comment and tell her I sent you, you won't regret it... - she set my machine up for me and will give you top tips so you could do amazing things...love your card and story, I would love to see your book when is it stitched.

dx

Sandra Hoogland said...

And now we all have a new hobby and go bother Jo! :)
I envie you for having the real thing! I think it's an amazing postcard and I love your stamp! ♥
I'm going to follow you, I really want to know what you're planning to do with your fixed sewing machine! :)

~*~Patty S said...

Oh great use of that special postcard AND vintage stamp...well done you!

what a great trip that must have been...left over postcards often mean 'having too much fun to write' ;)

bet you almost made the gal at the sewing shop faint with that bit of news

one sewing repair guy told me machines are like cars ... you need to take them for a spin at least weekly...they need oil and cleaning etc etc ;)

wonder what our machine guy will say when he sees my Mutti's Pfaff :)
oxo

StefiJ said...

what a fab card, i love old post cards and actually tried to use them as part of a project for my art GCSE at school but was told No! booo postcards rock!

Tracey said...

Oh how cool to have a real bonafide Brazil postcard and vintage stamp xxx

Cazro said...

Terrific having an original postcard from Brazil and an old stamp.Caz

My Heart Exposed said...

an original! how brill :)

Nancy said...

This postcard is amazing and I'm loving your story! Can't wait to see you book :)

Maggi said...

I love how you finished the postmark, very cool!

kimmie said...

I think you're having fun with this ;)

my machine hasn't been serviced in about as long either ... I'd hate to get a chastising .... maybe that's why I procrastinate!

Joanna said...

Love the 1960's postcard - it has such a cool retro look.

NatashaMay said...

Great idea to use an old postcard. :) Love the old-ish look to it. :)

Nathalie Thompson said...

Oooo, I like how you used an old post card (family momento even!) in this challenge. I didn't get to join in. Life got in the way this week. Maybe next week!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great postcard! I saw a statue very similar to that in Peru...must be popular in South America!

Yay! New stuff for your sewing machine! Heck, I wish I just even had a sewing machine! LOL! One day!

Jamie Lynn said...

how fun to be able to re use the postcard! & you did an awesome job on the post mark...

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